CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday left for Singapore for his health checkup.
Oli has developed fungus infection in his right hand even after treatment in Thailand. According to party secretary Prithivi Subba Gurung, Chairman Oli is expected to stay for about a week in Singapore based National University Hospital.
UML chairman boarded a Thai Airways plane at 1:45 pm along with his wife Radhika Shakya and nephew Rajesh Bajracharya.
In a press statement issued by the party, it is said that Bamdev Gautam, senior vice chairman of the party, has been entrusted the responsibility of officiating chairman.
According to the UML leaders, the treatment of Oli will commence from Wednesday.
Leaders from the party and government ministers had reached the Tribhuvan International Airport to bid farewell to Oli. Oli had been receiving treatment in Bangkok, Thailand and New Delhi, India since last April and was in Nepal for the party´s 9th National Congress.
Gautam assigned officiating party chairman
Meanwhile, chairman Oli has assigned vice chairman Bamdev Gautam to officiate as the party chairman during his absence.
Gautam is the senior-most vice chairman of the party and he has been given the responsibility of the officiating chairman in keeping with the tradition, according to party leader Keshav Badal.